One of the first strategies to take back your life from “devils” is to be aware of the directions that you give your brain. Your internal dialogue is how you create your emotions. Negative self-talk messages will cause you to give up before even trying something new. Here are a few examples of negative self talk:
- I can’t do this
- I don’t understand
- I’m not good at technical tasks
- I’ll look stupid
- What’s the point, as soon as I learn it they will change it
- Why should I care, they don’t
- I’m too old to learn new skills
- If only…
- They make me feel stupid
- That’s just the way I am
- There’s nothing I can do
Think for a minute. How many of these negative phrases have you used? It’s time to change your self-talk to be positive reinforcement for your computer. A focused mind creates emotional calm and peace. A positive outlook creates more options for creative solutions. Instead of continuing to use negative phrases why not say things like:
YES I CAN!
“If they can do it, so can I; I’ll never know until I give it a try; I’ve succeeded before during difficult challenges and I know I can succeed again; It’s great learning new skills, it gives me more experience and resources; So what if it won’t be easy, I still want to give it my best shot; Let’s look at our alternatives; I can choose a new approach; I choose… I prefer… I will…”
I share this self-talk information because the words you use have a big impact on you emotionally and directly affect your level of accomplishment in life.
You don’t have to be a victim of life. You have the power to change strategies and create a happier life for yourself. However, you must be willing to accept total responsibility for changing your self-talk and the caliber of the thoughts you have about yourself and your potential.
So here’s a little exercise for you: For the next few days make note of what you are thinking. Jot your thoughts down – because you are a self-fulfilling prophecy. Your subconscious mind doesn’t know when you are kidding or telling the truth. It takes you at your word. Your word is powerful so be careful what you say to yourself and others. I think you’ll be surprised by what you find as you jot down your thoughts.
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Love and Light,